December 8, 2017 – On November 30, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) initiated the “hotline” process for his and Sen.
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Category: Autonomous Vehicles
December 8, 2017 – On December 7, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a roundtable to discuss emerging technologies in the trucking industry, with a particular focus on automated driving systems.
December 1, 2017 – Before the year comes to a close, Senate Commerce chairman John Thune (R-SD) is attempting to rally his colleagues to pass a bill that would create the nation’s first automated vehicle (AV) laws, AV START (S. 1885). Yesterday, Thune initiated the “hotline” process for the bill.
November 21, 2017 -A recent report from the R Street Institute (RSI) explores the challenges of automotive cybersecurity as well as the roles of public and private sector entities in protecting consumers.
November 16, 2017 – ETW has learned from representatives of industry and advocacy groups engaged in the process that the AV START Act might be “hotlined” before the end of the month.
We don’t have to accept a world where millions of accidents and tens of thousands of fatalities on the road are a necessary evil of driving. The SELF DRIVE Act is legislation I authored, and the House of Representatives passed, which will help ensure the safe and innovative development, testing, and deployment of self-driving cars across the country. Most important, these vehicles could make an incredible difference in making our roadways safer.
November 9, 2017 – Two months after releasing Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is continuing to receive a steady stream of feedback from stakeholders.
In region after region, a growing chorus of leaders are calling for their city and metropolitan area to plan for a future of automated vehicles (AVs). Often these calls fall along a binary argument between what analysts call the “heaven’ and ‘hell’ scenarios (or ‘utopia’ or ‘dystopia’ visions) for AVs.
November 9, 2017 – Commercial trucking is likely to be one of the first sectors that benefits from vehicle automation and connectivity, according to a new report from Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE).
November 9, 2017 – This has been a big year for emerging vehicle technologies.
November 3, 2017 – Just two months after USDOT released the second version of the federal government’s automated vehicle (AV) policies, Secretary Elaine Chao and USDOT officials said yesterday that the department is already working hard on its next update.
October 27, 2017 – As Congress considers legislation that would preempt states from each creating their own motor vehicle standards for AVs, it is important to understand how vehicle standards have traditionally been set at the national level – and how standards for AVs may take an entirely different shape.
October 27, 2017 – Your intrepid ETW Editor Jeff Davis will be making his MC-ing debut next week at Mobility Unmanned. The event will cover unmanned (or autonomous) technology of the air, land, and sea variety.
October 6, 2017 – The ETW staff have completed a 22-page side-by-side analysis of our summary of the House autonomous vehicle regulation bill (H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act) as passed by the House last month and the Senate bill (S.
October 4, 2017- Earlier today, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted to advance S. 1885, the AV START Act. The bill was drafted in a bipartisan process led by John Thune (R-SD) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), who have been working in earnest with committee members and stakeholders throughout this year.
October 3, 2017 — In advance of tomorrow’s Senate Commerce markup, ETW has obtained and summarized the text of 64 amendments filed to AV START…
September 28, 2017 – This month, USDOT released an update to the federal government’s policy guidance for automated vehicles (AVs), titled Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety.
September 28, 2017 – Today, Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced their long-awaited bill that may become the nation’s first laws for automated vehicles (AVs).
Although USDOT’s new voluntary guidance is focused on manufacturers, it addresses many of the questions that the transportation and city planning sectors – and society at large – have been asking: will AVs be capable of safe operation? How will humans interact with them? Are cybersecurity risks being addressed?
On September 8, the Senate Commerce Committee circulated a preliminary draft of a bill that could create the nation’s first-ever laws around autonomous vehicles. ETW compares this draft with the SELF DRIVE Act recently passed by the House.